treaty of Dover

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This agreement between Edward III and Louis de Mâle, count of Flanders, on 19 October 1364, was intended to lead to the marriage of Edward's fourth son, Edmund, with the count's daughter and heiress, Margaret. The marriage would have led to English dominance on the northern fringes of France. Charles V of France therefore put pressure on Pope Urban V not to allow a dispensation, and negotiated instead Margaret's marriage to his own son Philip.

Subjects: British History.

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